Los Angeles-based artist Annabel Lee is a captivating and bold sentiment of anger that shows no sign of slowing down. With an early take to music and impressive resume to boot, the singer-songwriter arms herself with a fury of keys to the likes of the grunge fusion heard in the mid ’90s. Awards and mentions aside, the artist’s track will do more justice than simply regurgitating bio lines.
Annabel Lee’s latest track “Make Out” exemplifies the balance of alt-pop with the grit left on the underside of an angry combat boot. An animalistic lust protrudes in a cinematic fashion, flaunting the artist’s artful build. The song treks through thoughts of not wanting anything else than a touch, and craves for a feel with no strings attached.
Bursts of jazz liken the early verses to a lounge environment, eventually bleeding into a more commercial soundscape. It’s a sprite burst of frustration with Annabel’s multifaceted vocals fanning each flame. At the end of the three minutes, “Make Out” succeeds in its passionate growl and cabaret-influenced pop.
With a growing presence in the LA community, the artist is collectively merging current scenes for an aesthetic all her own.
Cover photo: Anna Azarov